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Aug12-14 02:09 PM Greg Bernhardt 
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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
At the suggestion of Shahil, I'm starting this thread as a general guidance thread for prospective engineers. Some...
Aug5-14 08:43 AM
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I am interested in starting this discussion in imitation of Zappers fine forum on becoming a physicist, although i...
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Jul31-14 11:53 AM
Maylis
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OK, I've seen this question, or various incarnation of it, being asked several times on here. People with various...
Jul3-14 08:12 AM
Zerkor
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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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Greg Bernhardt
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This question has probably been asked numerous times on this forum. I've tried searching those related threads but...
Jul24-12 01:52 PM
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I'm entering into my 2nd year of my PhD program at UF, and want to go into condensed matter theory. I'm working on a...
Jul24-12 08:02 AM
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i want to submit to some universities like as Cambridge, Harvard, Stanford and ... application requirement for these...
Jul24-12 06:12 AM
phyzguy
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If you wish to skip the back story, skip to the last paragraph. The honors college at my university (Arizona...
Jul24-12 02:25 AM
Timo
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Hello, I'm currently at the graduated undergrad level concerning physics and I'm considering eventually doing a PhD...
Jul24-12 12:50 AM
twofish-quant
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I have finished my first year of my undergraduate, taking an Honors BSc in Math with a minor in Physics. I am...
Jul23-12 10:45 PM
feuxfollets
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Hello, I am preparing to go back to university for a second degree (BS in Physics). My intention has been to go to...
Jul23-12 05:04 PM
Aero51
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Hi, I've been trying to find a list somewhere of some of the better HEP graduate programs in the US. I can't find...
Jul23-12 04:12 PM
Nabeshin
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I have done some research to find out how much it would cost to go to grad school and I am a bit confused about my...
Jul23-12 03:27 PM
phyzguy
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The title says everything. Can a mathematician do fruitful research in general relativity if he masters differential...
Jul23-12 10:07 AM
homeomorphic
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I'm a college student and I'm taking 12 units of math now. I'm having quite a hard time on some topics so I really...
Jul23-12 07:59 AM
yik-boh
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Why is that in high school, Trignometry is often not a course, but in college, it is? I remember in high school,...
Jul23-12 12:10 AM
Angry Citizen
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When is the first time a student of physics works with Einsteins field equation and does Friedmann cosmology?
Jul22-12 11:15 PM
twofish-quant
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My gpa is subpar, but improving. Freshmen year at SUNY Oswego Undergrad Coursework: Semester 2 Brains,...
Jul22-12 08:10 PM
mdxyz
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Hello, all, As the title says, I want to teach myself mathematics, but I need help. I never took my education quite...
Jul22-12 07:58 PM
J_Student
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Hi, I am a sophomore undergraduate and I have a question about the importance of research experience for grad...
Jul22-12 05:19 PM
Harrisonized
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OK, so this is kind of related to a thread I started in the Books section. I am currently (well, I will be in a few...
Jul22-12 04:32 PM
Robert1986
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Okay, I want to double major with either Physics/Computer Engineering - Software (CEN) or Physics/Computer Science...
Jul22-12 03:56 PM
Retic
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I'm currently a student at University of Pittsburgh and I am undecided in my academic path. I enjoy writing and...
Jul22-12 03:00 PM
Deano125
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Hey guys, I don't post here much but I visit quite often. Anyways, I would like to ask if you guys have experience in...
Jul22-12 02:03 PM
Hertz
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Hey guys this is my first post, glad to have found this awesome forum. As the title suggests I want to improve my...
Jul22-12 12:43 PM
Nano-Passion
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Hi, I am entering my last year of the BS in Physics program. I am looking at graduate schools around the US for...
Jul22-12 08:21 AM
Mépris
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So i need to write a IB Extended Essay in physics. I have a research question already but am having trouble when it...
Jul22-12 06:51 AM
Insidium
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Hello every body! My name is Michael, I finished my School in 2012 and now I'm entering university. I live in...
Jul22-12 06:30 AM
DooDoolive
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I'm about to take introductory quantum mechanics next semester and was wondering what I should review from linear...
Jul22-12 12:32 AM
vincent_vega
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http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-200 http://oyc.yale.edu/physics/phys-201 I'm starting college in September and...
Jul21-12 08:10 PM
Nano-Passion
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I always waste so much time analyzing these majors but its hard to choose so I decided to do all 3. I want to end up...
Jul21-12 03:13 PM
babysnatcher
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Is the physics program at university Wisconsin Milwaukee any good? What about university of San francisco? And Regis...
Jul21-12 01:31 PM
nukapprentice
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I am in school for Mechanical Engineering and they offer a concentration in aerospace where instead of fluid mechanics...
Jul21-12 01:09 PM
Saladsamurai
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Hey guys, I know a topic similar to this has already been talked about, but my case is a little different. I am a...
Jul21-12 08:08 AM
ZenOne
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1.apply for a cmp or hep theory Phd (surely with money or TA) is much harder than apply for experiment,because the...
Jul21-12 01:17 AM
kuriosity
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I want to work myself up to solving problems on this page: http://www.jyu.fi/tdk/kastdk/olympiads/ though I have...
Jul20-12 04:54 PM
magicfountain
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I have a couple of doubts, but firstly I ask You to answer the one in the title. I've heard that Aero/Astro is...
Jul20-12 04:14 PM
jhae2.718
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(This paragraph is not necessary to read) Background: I am a physics major and I just got accepted to Rutgers...
Jul20-12 02:26 PM
Nano-Passion
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I read basic stuff about relativity (time dilitation etc.) in a HS textbook. I want to do some relativistic dynamics...
Jul20-12 01:52 PM
alialice
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You can skip to the third paragraph if you would like. So I'll be attending Rutgers University in the fall, and I have...
Jul20-12 12:56 PM
Nano-Passion
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Hello everyone, i am just wondering if a mathematical physics honours degree would benefit me more if i am wanting...
Jul19-12 06:54 PM
Nano-Passion
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Like, questions that you would technically be able to solve with very limited knowledge of a particular subject,...
Jul19-12 06:23 PM
dustbin
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hey guys! i got accepted for a Bachelor's programm in Physics.. it's an English language program in a non-English...
Jul19-12 05:15 AM
lisombt
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Hey, I am going to major in engineering physics come fall and purchased Spivaks' "Calculus" after seeing it...
Jul18-12 10:37 PM
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